The Call of the Wild is about a dog-named Buck’s travels. He begins as a domesticated pet and gradually becomes a wild animal. Buck is never in control of what happens during the book as he is passed from one human to another. He goes from house pet to pulling dog sleds for various postal workers. He is then sold to a group of unskilled minors who nearly kill him because of their inexperience. John Thorton who is also a miner saves him. John Thorton is a kind man who understands dogs, Buck takes and instant liking to him and guards him with his life. As the weeks with John Thorton toil on he longs more and more for the wild. He hears the wolves at night but is held back by devotion to his master. As the call of the wild grows stronger Buck has to choose what to do.
The main classification is the setting; The Call of the Wild is set in the arctic north. The setting is most important, if you change the setting Buck does not have to endure the bitter cold and adapt from house pet wild animal. You could easily change the character or the plot but the setting gives the book distinction.
This book would be difficult to make into a movie since the story is told in the dog, Buck’s point of view. There are also numerous amounts of characters that own Buck at some point in the story that would make the story difficult to produce. It is possible to make the story into a cartoon, since cartoons often have talking animals. There are plenty of ways to expand on the plot if it is told through Buck’s eyes as told in the book.
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The type of reader who would like the book would have to love animals and adventure. To enjoy the story you have to be able to know the abrupt change Buck went through. He went from being papered and living a house, to pulling a sled on half the food he was used to receiving. Those who would not like the story are ones that like a lot of action or romance. There is action in the story, but it does not include explosions and is not the main focus of the book.
The book is not very difficult to understand, although there is a fair amount of extensive vocabulary that would require a dictionary. Students below the high school reading level might have trouble comprehending the story because of the vast amount of vocabulary. A weakness found in the book is the amount of characters that are introduced very early in the story. Buck is passed around from one person to another and is tough to follow when Buck begins to reminisce about previous masters.